The Basics Of Wine Glasses
Anyone who has ever tasted wine and found it disagreeable to his or her taste will surely encounter another opportunity to taste wine again. Wine is such a popular and well-loved drink all over the world that even if you deliberately avoid tasting it, sooner or later you will be invited to drink it, especially during parties, gatherings, or when you’re traveling through wine-famous countries like France and Italy. Your curiosity can also get the better of you, and to make sure you will enjoy wine the first, second or even third time around, you need to use the right wine glass to enjoy it in. The importance of the right glass can never be overemphasized, which is why even a small set of cheap wine glasses is better than none at all.
For the most rudimentary set of wine glasses, you need at least three kinds to fit the three main types of wine: a red wine glass, a white wine glass, and a champagne glass. There is no one glass that can serve all three kinds of wine equally well, because they differ from each other in flavor and scent as much as they do in color. Because red wine is the fullest of all wines, get a large, airy glass with a sturdy stem. White wine needs a taller glass with a thinner bowl, while sparkling wine and champagne needs long, thin glasses like the flute or the tulip glass.
As you learn more about wine, you can then start to recognize their individual characteristics and go for wine glasses with more specific purposes, like a wine glass for Bordeaux wine, another for Pinot Grigio, etc. And you may also want to buy wine stemware with funky designs, such as colored styles or square wine glasses that can add an element of fun and creativity to any occasion.
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